Created for the church, enhanced for the academy
VOCNT originated in the pastoral work of M. Scott Bashoor at his church in southern California. He began creating these charts for use at church in the Adult Bible Class which was surveying the New Testament. He then significantly expanded and enhanced the charts for use in the seminary classroom. What was at first envisioned as a collection of 27 charts (one for each NT book) grew to around 70, allowing greater coverage and detail of larger books.
Designed for teachers, students, preachers, and readers
VOCNT has a wide range of possible uses and users. The charts were originally used by the author as he taught through a survey of the NT. Students followed along and took their own supplemental notes. The published editions of VOCNT are suited for many uses. Pastors can use the charts in their study to plan our their preaching series. Teachers can use the charts with a projector to walk through NT books. And students in the classroom or readers at home can use their own copies to wind their way through the NT.
IS THERE A PRINT VERSION OF VOCNT?
Yes! A paperback edition came out in December 2017. This special print edition contains some corrections, revisions, and additions to the 2016 digital edition. For instance, the print edition contains an extra chart on Romans and a bonus chart on Isaiah 53.
Selections of VOCNT are occassionally being published in bi-monthly editions of Voice: An Independent Church Journal (the magazine of IFCA International). For subscription information visit IFCA's website.
CAN I RUN WORDSEARCH ON IPAD AND ANDROID DEVICES?
Yes. WORDsearch provides a number of apps on various platforms, but VOCNT may not work as well in all platforms. VOCNT was prepared with the full screen in mind. It will work best on a MAC or PC (including larger tablets).
ARE THERE OTHER DIGITAL EDITIONS AVAILABLE (E.G. PDF, MOBI, EPUB)?
Not at this time. B&H Academic Digital reserves all rights to the digital distribution of VOCNT. For now the book is only available through their proprietary software, WORDsearch. It's an easy platform to install and use, and there are freeware versions of the engine (see the tab HOW TO BUY).
WILL THERE BE UPDATES TO THE DIGITAL EDITION?
Yes. The digital edition can be set to automatically receive updates when they become available.
IS THE AUTHOR WORKING ON VISUAL OUTLINE CHARTS OF OTHER BIBLE BOOKS?
Yes. The author is creating new charts as he teaches and preaches through other portions of Scripture (see the SAMPLE tab). He has created charts for a several Old Testament books as well as individual psalms and chapters. Discussions are underway about a future VOCOT. Check back for details or signup for the mailing list by requesting a sample.
WHAT IS MEANT BY THE WEB ADDRESS BiblePrism.com?
The name suggests the dissection of biblical light into its many facets. Just as a prism refracts the different colors of sunlight, so VOCNT breaks down the structure and content of biblical passages, using the colors of the spectrum to guide the eye through the charts.